Food and Agriculture Protection Training Consortium (FAPTC)


The Food and Agriculture Protection Training Consortium (FAPTC) is a national food protection resource that has supported the integrated food safety systems since 2010. It is a multi-institutional consortium comprised of eight university-based training centers and an administrative hub-the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI).

The consortium is focused on developing and delivering food protection training to U.S. government officials, industry, third-party auditors, and regulatory officials in other countries.

IFPTI created national and international curricula of standards-based, career spanning training for food protection officials. The curricula support a fully integrated national food safety system.

 FAPTC Members

  • Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness (CAFSP) at the University of Tennessee
  • Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University
  • Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University

  • International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • LSU National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE)
  • National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) at Wright State University
  • National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) at the University of Hawaii
  • National Institute for Food Safety & Security Training (NIFSS) at Mississippi State University
  • Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) at the University of California, Davis

FAPTC Mission Statement

To enhance the safety of the global food supply and protect food and agriculture through development, delivery, and management of standardized training and technical assistance.

FAPTC Vision Statement

Be a well-established, multi-institutional consortium that develops and delivers high quality training and technical assistance both domestically and internationally, to enhance the overall protection of the global food supply.